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Nursery Admissions

In September 2018, Colville Primary will welcome current and new pupils into our nursery. We offer comprehensive education and child-care as well as a range of ways to fund your place (with reduced costs for those who qualify).

In September 2018, we will enrol:

  • 54 full time 3 and 4-year-old children. All children are expected to attend the core day 8.50am-3.10pm Monday to Friday.
  • up to 6 children who turn 3 years old during the term of admission. These are fee paying places unless your child is entitled to the 15 free funded hours through the ‘2 Year Old’ offer. Each child is entitled to 15 hours per week which can be topped up to full time if we have the capacity.

Children are organised into small groups with a fully qualified key worker to lead their learning. Please note we offer before and after school care, 7.45am-6pm, to nursery pupils. This can be booked once your child has completed their orientation period in the nursery.

Enrolment starts in January of each year and continues until all places are filled. All places are allocated by the Headteacher. We are able to accommodate a maximum of 60 pupils within any session.

We use the following criteria to allocate places to 3 and 4-year-olds:

1.    Priority is given to pupils who attended our Colville Primary School Nursery during

2017-2018 and are not of reception age

  1. Looked After Children* by a Local Authority
  2. Children of a permanent member of the school staff
  3. Sibling(s) of pupils who currently attend Colville Primary School
  4. Age of the pupil (oldest pupils first)

Full-time funding options for a 3 and 4-year-old in our nursery:

Option A. Are you eligible for the government funding for ‘30 hours of free childcare’?  For your child to access five full time days over the week, we ask that you spend your 30 hour childcare allocation with us and then pay £140 per term to top up to the full week, the full week comprises of 31 hrs 40 mins at school. The termly fee is payable in advance before the start of each term. In addition, the daily contribution for a school meal and a snack is £2.15. To check your eligibility, you will need to meet the following requirements and apply through the HMRC website. If you’re eligible for the 30 hours, you sign up online to get a code which you then need to give to us to reserve your place. You will be able do this after April 2018 and this will be checked once each term during their enrolment in the nursery. In the meantime, you must reserve a place in our nursery as soon as possible.

Eligibility rules for 30 hours of free childcare:

  • Your child will be aged 3 or 4 when you apply for the scheme
  • Both parents must be working (or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave) - or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family
  • Each parent is earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week (see below)
  • Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000
  • You live in England

These are the rates for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April.

Year

25 and over

21 to 24

18 to 20

Under 18

April 2017 (current)

£7.50

£7.05

£5.60

£4.05

April 2018

£7.83

£7.38

£5.90

£4.20

If you can’t work

You may still be eligible if your partner is working, and you get Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.

 

Option B. If you are not entitled to the '30 hours of childcare' offer, your child can still attend full time. The charge is £1500 per term. This cost can be paid in instalments. In addition, the daily contribution for a school meal and a snack is £2.15.

We use the following criteria to allocate places to rising 3-year-olds (children who turn 3 years old in the term of their admission):

1.    Looked After Children* by a Local Authority

2.    Children of a permanent member of the school staff

  1. Sibling(s) of pupils who currently attend Colville Primary School
  2. Age of the pupil (oldest pupils first)

 

The funding options are outlined below:

Option C. Children are able to start with us on the 2-year-old free 15-hour programme if you are able to meet the following criteria:

  • You are claiming an income based benefit such as Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance
  • You receive Working Tax Credits and have annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 per year
  • Your child has a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care plan
  • Your child gets Disability Living Allowance
  • Your child is looked after by the Local Authority*
  • Your child has left care under a special guardianship, an adoption or residence order

 

Option D.  You could choose to pay fees for a part-time place. For 15-hour places the charge is £1500 per term. This cost can be paid in instalments. In addition, the daily contribution for a school meal and a snack is £2.15.

*A child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions.

Additional time for rising 3-year-olds

Full days for children that turn 3 in their first term will be only be agreed if the nursery teacher assesses your child as being ready for full days. This will only take place after the first three weeks of attendance in the nursery. In the term after your child is 3, they will be expected to attend full time.

Methods of Payment

All payments for nursery fees are made on the school’s online system SIMs Agora.